James van Riemsdyk LW TOR 19 Days

James van Riemsdyk registered six shots and picked up his 30th goal of the year on Thursday night.

"Thirty is nice, but a lot of that has to do with the opportunity I've been given here," he said. "The coaching staff has shown confidence in me and I'm trying to take advantage of it." The 2013-14 season has been a coming out party for JVR, who was taken with the second overall pick in the 2007 draft by Philadelphia. He is one point away from hitting 60 on the year.

James van Riemsdyk LW TOR 26 Days

James van Riemsdyk scored and added an assist against his former team in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Flyers.

JVR tied the NHL record for the fastest goal to start a period, firing a whopping wrister past Steve Mason just four seconds into the second frame. JVR has been a huge bright spot for Toronto this season, with 29 goals and as many assists for 58 points in 73 games.

James van Riemsdyk LW TOR 28 Days

James van Riemsdyk earned his 28th goal of the year Tuesday night.

He scored with just 4:06 remaining in regulation to pull the Leafs within one goal of St. Louis, but the Blues added an empty netter to get a 5-3 victory. Van Riemsdyk has 57 points and 246 shots in 72 games this campaign.

James van Riemsdyk LW TOR 1 Month

James van Riemsdyk ended a seven-game goalless skid with his 27th goal of the season in Tuesday's loss to Detroit.

He scored on a deflection late in the match to make things interesting, but the Leafs dropped a 3-2 decision to the Red Wings. Despite his goal slump, van Riemsdyk has four points in his last five contests.

James van Riemsdyk LW TOR 1 Month

James van Riemsdyk was nailed with a hard hit by teammate Dion Phaneuf in Tuesday's loss to San Jose.

Phaneuf missed a check attempt on Sharks forward Patrick Marleau and he ended up hitting JVR accidentally instead. Van Riemsdyk left the game for about eight minutes and returned to the contest after he was checked out for a possible concussion. He picked up an assist on Jake Gardiner's second goal of the match after he came back. He appears to be OK which is good news for the Leafs and his fantasy owners. JVR has two helpers in his past two games, but he hasn't scored a goal in his last five outings.

James van Riemsdyk LW TOR 2 Months

James van Riemsdyk's four-game point streak came to an end Monday night in a 2-1 loss against Columbus.

He recorded five shots on goal and currently sits eighth in the league with 207 shots on the year. The 2013-14 campaign marks the first time in his career that van Riemsdyk has surpassed the 200-shot barrier. The Leafs are the only team in the league with two 200-plus shooters on their team entering Tuesday night's action. JVR's linemate Phil Kessel ranks second in the NHL with a total of 238.

James van Riemsdyk LW TOR 2 Months

James van Riemsdyk sniped two goals for Toronto in its 4-3 overtime loss against the Canadiens on Saturday night.

Van Riemsdyk had three shots on goal, a penalty and finished a plus-one. He has points in four straight games now, with seven over that span. JVR is emerging as one of the great young power forwards in the game. He has 26 goals and 52 points this season, both of which are easily career highs. Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist.

James van Riemsdyk LW TOR 2 Months

James van Riemsdyk collected three assists in Thursday's overtime loss against the New York Islanders.

He may have been dealing with some minor ailment and jet lag from playing on Sochi, but van Riemsdyk was still productive. Keep him in your lineup if you normally would.

James van Riemsdyk LW TOR 2 Months

James van Riemsdyk, who as we reported on Sunday might have a hand injury, didn't skate on Wednesday.

The Maple Leafs downplayed his absence by saying that he had the day off. He hasn't been ruled out for Thursday's contest, but we wouldn't be surprised if he ends up on the sidelines.

James van Riemsdyk LW TOR 2 Months

To update a past item, there hasn't been any additional word on a possible injury for James van Riemsdyk.

It was speculated that he may have suffered a hand injury during the Olympics while playing for the United States. Van Riemsdyk may be back at practice on Tuesday, so any word on an injury will probably be made public afterward. If nothing surfaces shortly from the Leafs or JVR then consider him all systems go for Thursday's match against the Islanders.